The draft subject criteria for GCSE Religious Studies was published by the DfE on 7 November. A consultation on these criteria closed at the turn of the year. The criteria remain the basis for ongoing developments of a new GCSE.
The two main features of the criteria are:
- students must study two religions
- there must be a decision on the balance of the study of the religions alongside textual studies or Religion, Philosophy and Ethics in the modern world.
The models are illustrated below. (Image taken from Reformed GCSE and A level subject content consultation: Government consultation)
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